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Function of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor gamma-chain in biologic responses of X-linked severe combined immunodeficient B cells to IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, and IL-15.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7803808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor gamma-chain is a common component of several members of the cytokine receptor superfamily including those for IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and possibly IL-13, and has recently been renamed the common gamma-chain (gamma c-chain). Transfection experiments have shown that the gamma c-chain participates in signal transduction by IL-2, IL-4 and IL-7, but a functional role for the gamma c-chain in biological responses by normal T cells and B cells to these cytokines has not been established. In this study, we have used X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) as a naturally occurring gamma c-chain gene disruption model to examine the role of the gamma c-chain in human B-cell responses to IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, and IL-15. Our experiments show that B cells from two X-SCID patients with characterized gamma c-chain gene mutations do not respond to IL-2 or IL-15, but respond as well or better than normal B cells to both IL-4 and IL-13 in assays for B-cell activation, proliferation, and IgE secretion. This finding raises important questions about the function of the gamma c-chain in receptors for IL-4 and IL-13, and the nature of the immune defect in X-SCID.
D J Matthews; P A Clark; J Herbert; G Morgan; R J Armitage; C Kinnon; A Minty; K H Grabstein; D Caput; P Ferrara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0006-4971     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-02     Completed Date:  1995-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-09-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603509     Medline TA:  Blood     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cellular Immunology Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
B-Lymphocytes / immunology
Cell Division
Immunoglobulin E / metabolism
Interleukin-13 / pharmacology
Interleukin-2 / pharmacology
Interleukin-4 / pharmacology
Interleukins / pharmacology*
Linkage (Genetics)
Lymphocyte Activation
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Receptors, Interleukin-2 / chemistry,  physiology*
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency / genetics,  immunology*
Structure-Activity Relationship
X Chromosome*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Interleukin-13; 0/Interleukin-15; 0/Interleukin-2; 0/Interleukins; 0/Receptors, Interleukin-2; 207137-56-2/Interleukin-4; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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